Thursday, September 11, 2003

September 11, 2003
Lots of trips in the planning stages. May go to Deadwood for a writer’s conference in early October. I have a speech in Kingman on the 11th with a photo session for Arizona Highways (one of their freelancers is shooting me on the roof of the Beale Hotel for an upcoming issue) and we are going to the Cowboy Symposium in Ruidoso. Kathy’s got a big trip planned for Christmas for us to go to Spain and see the “Muy Caliente Chicas” Kid.

Deena came home last night to see her dog. Fun talking to her. She misses Buddy. She also has much angst about what to do with her life (this makes a parent so happy—when your kids are miserable for the right reasons!).

Here’s a page from my sketchbook. Loosey Goosey stuff. Now if I can only translate that looseness to the bigger stuff.

Worked hard on several projects yesterday. Gus and I are up to our ears in Classic Gunfights, both for the upcoming book and the current issue. In addition we are doing one for High Sonoran Style Magazine. Bob Brink helped me decide on a cover image. I was totally overproducing and trying to re-invent the wheel and he came in and found an image I had already done (Elfego Baca) and we popped it in the template Daniel had designed for the History Channel presentation and Bang! It is a beautiful thing.

"Charlton Heston admitted he had a drinking problem, and I said to myself, 'Thank God this guy doesn't own any guns!'"
 —David Letterman